For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact:
Marcia Spector, Executive Director - Seeds of Health, Inc.
Seeds of Health, Inc. students and staff thrive in on-line learning environment
MILWAUKEE (April 3, 2020) - Milwaukee middle- and high-school students are thriving in on-line learning environment as Seeds of Health continues to carry out its mission of meeting the needs of urban children… see this two minute video of students and staff interacting in the new classroom setting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyxqkwXe_uQ&feature=youtu.be&blm_aid=78850
Committed to providing its students the tools they need to be successful, Seeds of Health has taken all five of its schools on-line. As connection to the internet is crucial to accessing on-line learning, all Seeds of Health students have been equipped with a Chromebook as well as a mobile hotspot for those not already connected to an internet service provider. Each morning, teachers from the five Seeds of Health schools – Tenor, Veritas, Grandview, and MC2 High Schools and Seeds of Health Elementary – communicate the agenda, assignments and expectations for the day through a variety of methods including videos, screen sharing, audio files, slide decks, etc. Students are asked to engage in the work as directed and to complete all assigned tasks for each class daily. Teachers are available during regular school hours through email and Google Hangouts which provides both the option to chat or video call.
Even the special education team is thriving online! These teachers continue to provide specially designed instruction outlined in each student's individual education plan through virtual face-to-face time on Google Hangout, email, and Google Chat.
Seeds of Health continues to provide meals for students in need through a drive up "Grab-and-Go" breakfast and lunch service Monday-Friday.
About Seeds of Health, Inc.
Founded in 1983, Seeds of Health, Inc. is the only K-12 charter school agency in the state of Wisconsin serving approximately 1,300 students in four high schools and a K-8 elementary program. The five individual and unique education programs serve a broad range of student needs – from at-risk to the college bound. Seeds of Health is Milwaukee’s innovative “home grown” answer to imaginative, collaborative and cutting-edge education options, with the vision to positively impact the growth and development of urban children. For more information, please visit www.seedsofhealth.org.